Urban Farmhouse Opens in Bluemont
The Arlington boutique is downstairs from Covet.
The Urban Farmhouse. Photo by Daniel Cheong Photography
Now that No Place Like Home—the beloved consignment shop and erstwhile downstairs neighbor of Covet—is no longer, Bluemont resident Cissy Barnes is filling the void with a home furnishings store of her own. The Urban Farmhouse, which opened in early July at 5140 Wilson Blvd., offers “casual products that run the gamut”—from gift items to furniture—“for a comfortable, happy lifestyle,” she says.
Barnes grew up in Arlington and spent the last two years working in the restaurant industry (she helped open the McLean location of Lost Dog Café), but she longed to return to retail and hang a shingle in the neighborhood she calls home. Although her résumé also includes a 30-year career at Crate & Barrel, she says her tastes are more shabby-chic than modern—in line with the wares one finds at Lucketts, the vintage furniture mecca in Leesburg. The “Farmhouse” half of her store’s name is an intentional nod to both the space in which it’s located and her style vibe. “I have embraced cows and pigs,” she laughs. “I have a sense of humor about that.” theurbanfarmhouseshop.com